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Business Intelligence: Its Ins and Outs
In today's highly competitive business climate, the quality and timeliness of business information for an organization is not only a choice between profit and

this business uses dss  and performances. By giving this valuable insight, BI helps decision makers make more informed decisions and supplies end users with critical business information on their customers or partners, including information on behaviors and trends. Businesses generate a sea of data. Every datum carries a small piece of the business' story. This data is scattered everywhere, in disparate systems and in different departments. It is held captive in dead hard drives, and can even be situated in geographically

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Business Performance Management

Business performance management (BPM) enables organizations to translate strategies into plans, monitor execution, and provide insight needed to manage and improve financial and operational performance. This knowledge base covers scorecards, dashboards, business activity monitoring, and more.  

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